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Being a “Yard Lass” – Working with Horses in Ireland

When Vermont native Caitlin Boylan graduated college, there were two things she knew she wanted to do: travel and work with horses. The Irish Working Holiday Authorisation provided a perfect way to do both. Here’s Caitlin’s advice for applying online for jobs abroad (hint – have a backup plan), and why you should consider applyingContinue reading “Being a “Yard Lass” – Working with Horses in Ireland”

EQA Podcast Ep 7 Ireland

Fellow adventuress Emma shares her amazing adventures spear fishing and surviving on a remote island in Ireland training horses at liberty. Her adventures didn’t stop there, she also took two untrained horses in Scotland and covered 100 miles with them, training them to be ridden at liberty along the way. She also recently returned fromContinue reading “EQA Podcast Ep 7 Ireland”

EQA Podcast Ep 6 Albania

Fellow adventuress Ashley shares her quest to cycle across Europe with her boyfriend. They agree to a pitstop in Albania and go on a horse trek unlike any other. They purchase three horses and embark on a cross country horse expedition in unchartered territories. Relying on the local hospitality of the Albanians and tackling someContinue reading “EQA Podcast Ep 6 Albania”

EQA Podcast Ep 4 France

Today’s episode features Ruth from the U.K. and her amazing story about riding a year through France on her own horse. Fed up with trotting “around the block” in England and inspired by the Wild West in America, she decided to take a leap and bring her own horse to France. At the age ofContinue reading “EQA Podcast Ep 4 France”

Scotland to Cornwall: A 1,000 Mile Journey

When Cathleen decided to follow in the footsteps of her favorite Long Rider’s heroes, she had no idea how to actually do it. Her goal was to travel 1,000 miles from the top of Scotland to her home in Cornwall on horseback. She had no clue what to pack, where she would sleep or how to deal with an emergency? What if her horse wasn’t the right choice? Did she make a big mistake?

EQA Interview with Dr. Kate Vigurs on Performing Historical Re-enactments on Horseback

Historical interpreter Kate Vigurs brings stories of powerful women throughout history to life. She owns a business for historical re-enactments with her horse.

Regaining My Confidence by Riding a Mule in Germany

Over many years Sari’s confidence slowly diminished until a bolting mule took what was left of it away. She was terrified of riding a mule when she got invited to attend a mule gathering in Germany. Sari had a million reasons why she couldn’t (and shouldn’t) go, but that didn’t stop her! She knew: TheContinue reading “Regaining My Confidence by Riding a Mule in Germany”